In the days after a wildfire killed 19 members of an elite firefighting team, the Arizona city where they were based banded together in a series of moving public memorials and tributes, overwhelmingly united in its support of the men and their families.
There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires.
There are more signs of progress in the fight against the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters near the town of Yarnell.
A coroner’s office says 19 elite firefighters killed over the weekend died from burns and inhalation problems.
Prescott town leaders honoring the deaths of 19 hometown firefighters are retooling the over-the-top celebration that has long made this Old West town the place to be on Independence Day.
Fire officials say the Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is 8 percent contained.